Ambassadors of Jerusalem is a project that seeks to expand the horizons of Jerusalemite youth by raising their awareness and refining their skills in facilitating acquisition of basic knowledge and personal skills. Believing in the role of civil society organisations in addressing the need to expand efforts to reduce the risks and difficulties children face, Palestinian Vision, Al-Saraya, and Burj Luqluq Social Center Society Jerusalemite civil society organisations who work from the heart of Jerusalem and its Old City came together to create the project’s idea.
The project targets 300 Jerusalemite students, aged 13-16 and 300 from their parents from four marginalised areas in Jerusalem (Old City, Beit Safafa, Issaweya, Jabal Al-Mukkaber). The project intend to give the targeted children a chance to build and explore themselves, involve them in the process of community development, and enabling them to protect their future by refining their life and professional skills. The project intent to create a sense of awareness towards individual, cultural and social identity and belonging among Jerusalemite students by increasing their knowledge about the living circumstances in Jerusalem, in addition to promoting the importance of civic engagement including volunteerism to make the desired change in the civil life of their communities.
The project funded by NGO Development Center (NDC) aims to achieve its objectives through three thematic dimensions which includes political, economic, and social awareness; to promote a sense of volunteerism and community initiatives; to enhance the ability to choose their career through vocational and career guidance and refinement of life skills.